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Punishment, Values and Local Cultures

Friday, 11 September, 2015 - 12:30
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Law and Criminology
Room 4B302
Research group Crime & Society (CRiS)
02/629 2644
VUB Law & Criminology talk

The Crime & Society (CRIS)research group invites Prof. Dr. Hilde Tubex of the University of Western Australia to hold a seminar about punishment, values and local cultures. With an introduction by Prof. Dr. Kristel Beyens.

Values and Local Cultures in Contemporary Comparative Penology

Contemporary comparative penology focuses on explanations of convergences and divergences between Western states in their deployment of penal power. In this seminar, Hilde Tubex presents the main findings of a special issue of the Punishment & Society journal. She will particularly focus on characteristics of local cultures and the underlying and distinct historical values that best account for jurisdictional particularities in penal policies and their outcomes.

Hilde Tubex received a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council for her project ‘Reducing imprisonment rates in Australia: International experiences, marginal populations and a focus on the over-representation of Indigenous people.’ She has international experience in prison research and prison practices, as, before moving to Australia, she was an expert to the Council of Europe, advisor to the Belgian minister of Justice, and a researcher and lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Register by mailing to evenementen.rc@vub.ac.be.